Professor Kefah Mokbel is an internationally acclaimed surgeon and researcher in breast cancer. He is based at the London Breast Institute, where he is the Lead Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon. He specialises in the multidisciplinary care of patients with breast cancer, with expertise in all aspects of the disease, including early detection of breast cancer, rapid assessment of breast lumps, prevention of breast cancer, genetic predisposition, breast MRI, risk-reducing surgery for BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 gene mutation carriers, minimally-invasive breast surgery, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy, nipple discharge, sentinel node biopsy, wireless breast localisation, oncoplastic breast surgery, breast lipofilling/fat grafting, as well as the management of benign conditions including breast cysts, breast pain and fibroadenomas. In addition, he is proficient in reconstructive and aesthetic/cosmetic breast surgery.
After graduating from the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with an undergraduate medical degree in 1990, Professor Mokbel undertook surgical training at various hospitals, including the Royal Marsden, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster, St Mary’s and St Bartholomew’s.
Throughout his years of education, training and surgery, Professor Mokbel has been given an extensive array of distinguished awards and honours. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994, and, in recognition of his service and contribution to research in molecular biology of breast cancer, he received a Master of Surgery degree from Imperial College London in 2000. Also recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of breast cancer, he was appointed Professor of Breast Cancer Surgery (Honorary) at Brunel University London in 2002 and Reader in Breast Surgery at St George’s University of London in 2005. From February 2001 until November 2010, Professor Mokbel held the role of substantive consultant breast surgeon at St George's Hospital, after which he moved on to become Honorary Consultant Breast Surgeon at St George's Hospital.
Professor Mokbel has been an author on more than 400 scientific publications, including articles, editorials, textbook chapters and commentaries. What's more, he is also an editorial board member and peer reviewer for a number of globally renowned medical journals, including The Lancet. Demonstrating his passion for improving the quality and quantity of the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer, Professor Mokbel founded the charity Breast Cancer Hope, of which he is the current president. He has also featured on numerous occasions (2006, 2007 and 2013) in Tatler magazine’s "Best Doctor’s Guide" as one of the "Top Breast Surgeons". In 2010, he was also listed as one of "Britain's Top Doctors" in the Times magazine.
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